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TOTW: Mandela tributes, quadruple extension and Coppell's new role

It's been an eventful week this week, with the heartbreaking Nelson Mandela news and a whole host of contracts being signed in the Mad Stad office. Tuck in!

Ben Hoskins

We start with 'The Next Drogba' thanking Jason Roberts for his compliment . . . And some transfer speculation.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JasonRoberts30">@JasonRoberts30</a> thank you very very much ๐Ÿ˜Š</p>&mdash; R.Lukaku Bolingoli (@RomeluLukaku9) <a href="https://twitter.com/RomeluLukaku9/statuses/408396740992442368">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/JasonRoberts30">@JasonRoberts30</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/RomeluLukaku9">@RomeluLukaku9</a> sharing the love on twitter. Lukaku to Reading in the summer. Heard it first here.</p>&mdash; Dan (@Jones1871) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jones1871/statuses/408524661249802240">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Now we move on to Nelson Mandela tributes. We here at Tweets of the Week echo the following sentiments:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rip to Nelson Mandela! History has just been made...one of the greatest men ever!</p>&mdash; Pierce Sweeney (@PierceSweeney1) <a href="https://twitter.com/PierceSweeney1/statuses/408714947489988608">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>R.I.P Nelson Mandela &lt;3</p>&mdash; Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita/statuses/408715388843995137">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>R.I.P Nelson Mandela โค๏ธ</p>&mdash; Dom Hyam (@DomHyam_95) <a href="https://twitter.com/DomHyam_95/statuses/408715676283846656">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RIP NELSON MANDELA ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ™</p>&mdash; Garath McCleary (@gmccleary12) <a href="https://twitter.com/gmccleary12/statuses/408716575026741248">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RIP Nelson Mandela ๐Ÿ™</p>&mdash; Jake Taylor (@jaketaylor25) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaketaylor25/statuses/408718570617860096">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RIP Nelson Mandela a true inspiration. God bless his soul <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Madiba&amp;src=hash">#Madiba</a> โœŠ</p>&mdash; Gozie Ugwu (@gozie_ugwu9) <a href="https://twitter.com/gozie_ugwu9/statuses/408719247087767554">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Inspiration to everyone ! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒŽ Rest In Peace ! <a href="http://t.co/TVF4fqvmKI">pic.twitter.com/TVF4fqvmKI</a></p>&mdash; Liam Kelly (@L_Kelly95) <a href="https://twitter.com/L_Kelly95/statuses/408719977605509120">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RIPMandela&amp;src=hash">#RIPMandela</a> the world has lost a truly inspirational character not many men these days of such caliber. May his soul rest in peace.</p>&mdash; Hope Akpan (@HopeAkpan) <a href="https://twitter.com/HopeAkpan/statuses/408730122020454400">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>We All Die. The Goal Isn&#39;t 2 Live Forever, But 2 Create Something That Will. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23RIPMandela&amp;src=hash">#RIPMandela</a></p>&mdash; Shaun Cummings (@s_cummings89) <a href="https://twitter.com/s_cummings89/statuses/408736425887408128">December 5, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Our goalkeeper Stuart Taylor meeting the late, great Nelson Mandela in South Africa in 2009. Photo by <a href="https://twitter.com/MCFC">@MCFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/l8nOiQ9aIC">pic.twitter.com/l8nOiQ9aIC</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/408896236981194752">December 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Our defender Wayne Bridge meeting the late, great Nelson Mandela in South Africa in pre-season 2009. Photo by <a href="https://twitter.com/MCFC">@MCFC</a> <a href="http://t.co/y2QT3rI6xD">pic.twitter.com/y2QT3rI6xD</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/408896509808087040">December 6, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Moving on . . .

The Reading twitter feed finally gave in and used the #berkshireneymar nickname. Get in.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good play from teenager <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita">@JordanObita</a> to drive down the left before winning a corner....<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23berkshireneymar&amp;src=hash">#berkshireneymar</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/409338362483326976">December 7, 2013</a></blockquote>

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As there's a lot to get through and nobody likes reliving a loss, we'll skip over the Bournemouth result. Kudos, though, Bournemouth. Kudos.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sam Sodje! Disgusted that he used too play for us! should be banged up for a while! <a href="http://t.co/TuWpKWCDgw">http://t.co/TuWpKWCDgw</a>โ€</p>&mdash; Stef Jackson (@stefanjackson) <a href="https://twitter.com/stefanjackson/statuses/409764448812154880">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Young striker Dom Samuel has some knowledge for us to take on board.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Water taste so nice when your thirsty</p>&mdash; Doms (@DominicSamuel9) <a href="https://twitter.com/DominicSamuel9/statuses/409815204487495680">December 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Car park, anyone?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Good luck to Steve Coppell in his new role as Director of a Football at <a href="https://twitter.com/officialpompey">@officialpompey</a>!</p>&mdash; STAR-Reading (@STARReading) <a href="https://twitter.com/STARReading/statuses/410024852557664256">December 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coppell working for free what a top bloke he is!!! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Pompey&amp;src=hash">#Pompey</a></p>&mdash; Ryan (@RaZa_85) <a href="https://twitter.com/RaZa_85/statuses/410067784887205888">December 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Contracts, contracts everywhere!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>PHOTO: Jack &amp; Aaron have played together since they were ten years of age. Great day for them both <a href="http://t.co/64zywN5s6d">pic.twitter.com/64zywN5s6d</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/410434822956277760">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So happy to of signed my first Professional contract at <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> the hard work starts now!!</p>&mdash; Aaron Kuhl (@Aaron_Kuhl) <a href="https://twitter.com/Aaron_Kuhl/statuses/410435569425346560">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Delighted to sign my first professional contract with Reading today๐Ÿ˜โšฝ๏ธ</p>&mdash; Jack Stacey (@jackstacey_) <a href="https://twitter.com/jackstacey_/statuses/410436510484557824">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/Aaron_Kuhl">@Aaron_Kuhl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> could not be prouder of my son Congratulations <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23amazeballs&amp;src=hash">#amazeballs</a> <a href="http://t.co/pOkG8l6HR7">pic.twitter.com/pOkG8l6HR7</a></p>&mdash; Sharon Kuhl (@Sharonkuhl) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sharonkuhl/statuses/410438990492602369">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Buzzing for the lads <a href="https://twitter.com/Aaron_Kuhl">@Aaron_Kuhl</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/jackstacey_">@jackstacey_</a> signing there first professional contract!</p>&mdash; Craig Tanner (@CraigTanner27) <a href="https://twitter.com/CraigTanner27/statuses/410439624113532928">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BREAKING NEWS: <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita">@JordanObita</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91">@seanmorrison_91</a> have both penned new deals with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23readingfc&amp;src=hash">#readingfc</a> <a href="http://t.co/26yIqYEq4d">http://t.co/26yIqYEq4d</a> <a href="http://t.co/UFfdwosRCX">pic.twitter.com/UFfdwosRCX</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/410463255094497281">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Very happy to announce I&#39;ve extended my contract with Reading until 2017 โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ and a massive well done to <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita">@JordanObita</a> you deserve it brother!</p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/statuses/410464570344751104">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Contract signed ...really excited to sign my second professional contract with Reading FC massive buzz!!!</p>&mdash; Jordan Obita (@JordanObita) <a href="https://twitter.com/JordanObita/statuses/410464995005444096">December 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Who knew Bignall was still around?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Photo: Nicholas Bignall, who&#39;s been out injured for two years, he&#39;s rehabbing with us &amp; scored on his comeback today <a href="http://t.co/8kpt4EUplS">pic.twitter.com/8kpt4EUplS</a></p>&mdash; Reading FC (@ReadingFC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC/statuses/410791395226423296">December 11, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And Sean Morrison has a Joey Essex moment.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ReadingFC">@ReadingFC</a> wasn&#39;t last year ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ if Merv was here this wouldn&#39;t happen ... Who sacked him?! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GetMervBack&amp;src=hash">#GetMervBack</a> ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚</p>&mdash; sean morrison (@seanmorrison_91) <a href="https://twitter.com/seanmorrison_91/statuses/411191471422070785">December 12, 2013</a></blockquote>

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